VETERINARY MEDICINE 2 - 2020/1

Module code: VMS3011

Module Overview

This module provides an introduction to topics pertinent to professional practice and career planning. This module also presents the clinical conditions of the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, neurological and endocrine systems as well as conditions of the organs of special senses across all veterinary species, the means of their diagnosis and their therapy both with medical and surgical interventions. By presenting conditions across the species, the commonality of disease process and similarities of therapies are illustrated. The species specific therapies will also be highlighted.

Module provider

School of Veterinary Medicine

Module Leader

HORAN Elaine (Vet Med)

Number of Credits: 45

ECTS Credits: 22.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: D210

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Successful completion of all first and second year BVMSci units

Module content

Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 2

Communication
o Client relationships
o Euthanasia and bereavement
o Communicating in challenging situations

Law
o Legislation governing animals, society and business

Business
o Practice management

Ethics
o Ethical frameworks and decision making
o Ethical dilemmas

Clinical reasoning
o How veterinary surgeons make clinical decisions

Clinical governance
o How does being human affect our practice
o How can patient safety within veterinary practice be improved

Pharmacy Practice
o The safe handling, storage and disposal of medicines
o The Cascade and withdrawal periods
o The safe handling and disposal of clinical waster

Careers
o Explore different career paths open to veterinary graduates


Clinical Practice 3

Special sense organs
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the ocular system. Diagnostic and interventional techniques related to the eye will be taught in the practical classes.

Neurological System
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the neurological system. Assessment of the neurological system will be taught in practical classes.

Haemopoietic System
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the haemopoietic system. Diagnostic techniques related to this system will be taught in practical classes.

Endocrine System
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of diseases affecting the endocrine system.


Clinical Practice 4

Reproductive System
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of condition conditions of the reproductive tract and neonate. Diagnostic and interventional techniques related to the reproductive tract and neonate will be taught in the practical classes.

Urinary System
• Lectures will introduce the approach to diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of urinary conditions. The clinical skills associated with examination and management of urology cases will be taught in the practical classes.

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
School-timetabled exam/test In Class Test (60 minutes) 10
Examination Written Examination: Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 2 (90 minutes) 30
Examination Written Examination: Clinical Practice 3 (90 minutes) 30
Examination Written Examination: Clinical Practice 4 (90 minutes) 30
Pass/Fail competencies Objective Structured Clinical Examination Pass/Fail
Pass/Fail competencies Peer-Led Portfolio Pass/Fail
Coursework Professional Practice Portfolio: Principal seminar (80%) and Reflection (20%) Pass/Fail

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate: • Practical skills • That they have taken full responsible for their own learning • Teamwork and participation in group learning both in the practical sessions and group presentations • Content knowledge relating to the subject areas of module units Thus, the summative assessment for this core module consists of: In Class Test – 10% (60 minutes) Written Examination: Fundamentals of Veterinary Practice 2 – 30% (90 minutes) Written Examination: Clinical Practice 3 – 30% (90 minutes) Written Examination: Clinical Practice 4 – 30% (90 minutes) Objective Structured Clinical Examination – PASS/FAIL Peer Lead Portfolio – PASS/FAIL Professional Practice Portfolio: Principal seminar (80%) b. Reflection (20%) Pass/Fail To pass the module students are required to achieve a mark of 50% in each of the Written Examinations. The student must pass 80% of stations within the Objective Structured Clinical Examination. To obtain a pass in the Professional Practice Portfolio a mark of 50% must be achieved. To obtain a pass for the Peer Lead Portfolio all elements must be completed. All units of assessment are core.

Module aims

  • Provide students with the foundation knowledge and non-clinical skills required for veterinary practice and includes, inter alia, practice management, clinical reasoning, patient safety considerations, and the ethical and legal responsibilities pertinent to veterinary surgeons
  • Foster continued development of independent learners
  • Encourage consideration of diverse career opportunities
  • Develop students’ understanding of bereavement and the euthanasia process and develop communication skills to deal with challenging conversations
  • Develop students understanding of the requirements of pharmacy practice, clinical waste management and the need for pharmacovigilance
  • Deliver the core knowledge and skills required for the clinical evaluation, diagnostic intervention, management and therapy of conditions affecting the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, nervous, endocrine systems and the organs of specials senses across all veterinary species

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate ability to use ethical frameworks and knowledge of legislation to inform decision making in professional and animal welfare matters CKPT
002 Demonstrate strategic thinking, leadership, innovation and entrepreneurial skills within a veterinary context KPT
003 Demonstrate the ability to communicate successfully in a variety of challenging situations CKPT
004 Describe the critical thinking and decision-making processes required for advanced professional practice CKPT
005 Make recommendations for the improvement of patient safety CKPT
006 Demonstrate understanding of the requirements for the safe handling, storage and disposal of veterinary medicines and clinical waste and the need for pharmacovigilance CKPT
007 Discuss career development opportunities open to the new veterinary graduate CKPT
008 Apply core structure, function and pathophysiological knowledge to common clinical scenarios of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses KT
009 Establish a holistic clinical approach to animals reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses including integration of detailed system-specific examinations CKPT
010 Assess the different clinical presentations associated with conditions of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and formulate differential diagnoses CKT
011 Develop knowledge and technical skills appropriate to the investigation of the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and apply clinical reasoning to perform a diagnosis and assess diagnostic and prognostic indicators CKPT
012 Recommend appropriate medical and surgical interventions in the management and treatment of conditions affecting the reproductive, urinary, haematological, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses and determine control measures appropriate to disease prevention KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 27

Independent Study Hours: 306

Lecture Hours: 70

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

• Provide hands on facility in each of the areas of the course
• Provide a safe supportive environment to learn these essential skills prior to starting EMS
• Ensure that students understand the legal and workplace requirements prior to being placed in a clinical setting
• Provide deep understanding of the clinical conditions of the urinary, reproductive, haemopoietic, neurological, endocrine systems and organs of special senses – their diagnosis, treatment and prognosis
• Highlight the similarities of the disease processes across the species and allow the concept of One Health – One Medicine to be considered for some conditions.


The learning and teaching methods include:

• Lectures, flipped classroom, small group sessions, case based scenarios, virtual learning material, practical classes using real and simulated equipment, clinical pathology specimens, models, image video and audio libraries,cadaveric surgical studies and live animal examination

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for VETERINARY MEDICINE 2 : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/vms3011

Other information

N/A

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Veterinary Medicine and Science BVMSci (Hons)(CORE) 2 Core A pass as determined by the relevant criteria is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.